3 Tips For Getting Started With A Treadmill Desk

If you’ve recently received your Rebel Treadmill 1000, we have three tips to help you get started.

1. Walk Slowly

The Rebel Treadmill has a speed range from 0.5 mph to 2.0 mph. When you first start using it, we suggest a speed range from 0.8 to 1.3 mph. Find a speed that is comfortable for typing, talking, reading, web scrolling – whatever your work task might be.
Try different speeds for different work tasks. You can see a video here of the different speeds.

A Rebel Desk Customer Setup

A Rebel Desk Customer Setup

2. Ramp Up Your Walking

Regardless of your fitness level, walking on an under desk treadmill does involve engaging your muscles in a new way. On the first day, try walking for two 15-minute intervals. Try to space out those 15-minute blocks by a few hours. On the second day, add 5 five minutes to those intervals. So you will walk for a total of 40 minutes on the second day.

On the third day, you’ll have a much better sense of the right speed and length of time for you. You might want to add another 5 minutes or a third interval. Within a week, we bet you’ll be in your treadmill-desk groove!

3. Position the Treadmill Properly

For the most comfortable walking experience, you want your under desk treadmill to be positioned properly. Make sure that the feet on the treadmill are level. The feet can be easily adjusted, as demonstrated here.

A common mistake that we see is that the walking treadmill is not placed far enough under the desk, so the user’s feet hit the motor housing. With the Rebel Treadmill, there is plenty of room on the walking deck. You can take a nice stride without bumping against the motor housing.

Do you have a tip after using your Rebel Treadmill 1000? Let us know!

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